Category Archives: welsh highland railway

Nice view from the “office”

With the tips and ruined buildings of derelict quarries visible in most directions from our cottage at Rhyd Ddu, it seemed almost rude not to go and explore some of them. One of the largest, on the flanks of Snowdon … Continue reading

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Tea room recommendation!

Should you happen to be in the area, check out the Ty Mawr tea room in Rhyd Ddu. Run by an Anglo-Dutch couple, this little cafe has a very homely atmosphere and serves great cakes as well as a wider … Continue reading

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A birthday surprise

Yesterday, the family trooped down to Porthmadog to visit the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway. My parents are sharing the cottage with us, and either by accident or design we had contrived to book a week coinciding with my dad’s birthday. … Continue reading

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Rhyd Ddu

We’re in holiday for a week in a fantastic cottage at Rhyd Ddu. You can see the Garratts of the Welsh Highland Railway passing from the garden, but a short scramble up the hill gets a better view. Also visible … Continue reading

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2′ on Streetview

I love Google Streetview. As a time-wasting device it’s almost second to none. When it launched in the UK last year only major cities were covered but now they have rolled out coverage of around 96% of the country. Which … Continue reading

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